One of the big wars fought by smartphone manufacturers in the past was the megapixel count of cameras. For the most part, the race for more pixels had died off in recent years because companies started focusing on cramming in a number of cameras but the introduction of Nonacell technology is seemingly reviving that philosophy.
150MP camera for smartphones
Samsung introduced the 108MP camera on its latest flagship the Galaxy S20 Ultra making it among the highest resolution sensors currently available for smartphones. And you would be totally wrong if you thought they would be resting on the newfound laurels because Samsung is already planning to launch an even higher resolution sensor very shortly.
Samsung is working on a 150MP smartphone camera sensor which will arrive in Q4 of 2020. The rumor is claimed to be coming from Taiwan and it says that the sensor will use the Nonacell technology that was also used for the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s ISOCELL Bright sensor. That means the ISOCELL system may combine nine pixels of the 1-inch sensor into one large pixel to output sharper photos, especially in low-light. The final result will reportedly be a 16MP photo.
The report also mentions that the first company to use this sensor is going to be Xiaomi in their flagship phone in the 4th quarter of 2020. The rumor also suggests that Chinese phone-makers such as Oppo and Vivo are also looking to incorporate Samsung’s new sensor in their upcoming flagships set to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.
The rumor mentions that these handsets will use the Snapdragon 875 processor. Now some of you might be wondering whether or not the Galaxy Note 20 is going to feature this 150MP sensor. Well, If I were to guess it probably not going to happen, although I’m not completely ruling out the possibility. Samsung just offered its biggest upgrade in camera in years on the Galaxy S20 Ultra with the likes of 100 times zoom, 8K recording, a big sensor and more.
So judging by how Samsung works, I don’t think they are going to add anything more to the camera on the Galaxy Note 20. They will surely improve the camera on the software side, maybe will add a couple of new features but I’m positive we’re not going to see this 150MP sensor on the Galaxy Note 20.
Maybe we’ll see it in 2021 on the Galaxy S21 or the Note 21, in any case, I’ll keep you posted when I hear more about this so you can consider subscribing for that. Samsung is the world leader in memory and storage technologies, they are always the first one to introduce cutting edge tech in this sector. They were the first ones to make the UFS 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 storage standards.
And now they have announced that they have started the mass production of the world’s fastest storage units that will soon be available in flagship smartphones. The 512GB eUFS3.1 storage standard. It delivers performance speeds nearly three times higher than the current generation, eUFS 3.0 seen on many of the flagships.
The Galaxy S20 lineup already uses this eUFS3.1 storage, so Samsung mass producing it means that this new storage standard will be equipped in premium grade flagships from other Smartphone makers as well. Of course with that being said, let me know your thoughts down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!